Bravo Networks New Media Division announced today that its Broadband service is now available to 1.1 million homes nationwide. The announcement was made by Joe Cantwell, Executive Vice President, New Media, Bravo Networks, who attributed the increase to the robust growth in the deployment of cable modems among its Road Runner, Cablevision and select Comcast affiliates.
In addition to providing live coverage of major national and international film festivals — such as the 2000 Independent Spirit Awards — IFC Broadband offers exclusive, high-quality independent films via its new on-air and online digital video showcase DV Theater. The monthly strand takes the movie-watching experience above and beyond existing parameters with an innovative, multi-platform approach that reaches on-air, Broadband and Internet audiences simultaneously. Past DV Theater titles have included Homepage, They Shoot Movies Don’t They? and, most recently, Big Monday. In addition to DV Theater, IFC Broadband features short films on-demand via Broadband Theater, a multi-platform service created and designed to cater to a wide variety of film fans.
Bravo’s Broadband site brings arts, technology and education to the next level through Bravo in the Classroom, allowing instructors to incorporate technological innovations to the classroom at an unprecedented level via the Road Runner Broadband service, and other high-speed suppliers.
Bravo Networks New Media Division is dedicated to extending the company’s brands across new technology platforms, creating consumer digital media services, and exploring strategic alliances and acquisitions in domestic and international markets. The interactive unit, available to over 1 million homes nationwide, is currently comprised of web sites www.bravotv.com, www.ifctv.com, www.worldcinematv.com, www.ifcrant.com, and high-speed Broadband online services for Bravo, IFC and World Cinema.
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